Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named the number one hospital in Nashville and Tennessee, according to U.S. News and World Report.
VUMC was also nationally ranked in 18 specialties and considered high performing in three procedures, including heart bypass surgery, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more on VUMC's rankings, click here.
Saint Thomas Hospital was also ranked fifth in the state and second in Nashville.
The Tennessee Justice Center has received a $300,000 three-year grant from the Baptist Healing Trust.
The grant is part of BHT's third quarter grants, which totaled $1.2 million to 22 Middle Tennessee organizations. For a full list, click here.
"We are proud of our mission to support the important work that nonprofits do in our community to provide compassionate care," Cathy Self, BHT president and CEO, said in a release. "We have wonderful nonprofit organizations that deliver health care and dental care, recovery and homeless services, and provide support and safe places for people who have been abused."
The Tennessee Justice Center is an advocacy firm for low-income Tennesseans. Most recently, it has been significantly involved in the push to expand Medicaid for Tennesseans under 128 percent of the poverty level as part of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, which failed to pass in the legislature twice this year.
Following a number of high-profile cyber attacks, including one on health insurer Anthem Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will offer identity protection services to members next year.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the protection offered by Chicago-based BlueCross and BlueShield will cover about 106 million people nationally and 3 million in Tennessee.
The services include credit monitoring, fraud detection and fraud resolution.
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